Reference numberCMB/51/47
TitleCopy, letter from H J Read of the Colonial Office, Downing Street, to the Secretary of the Royal Society
Date30 October 1912
DescriptionInforms [J R Bradford] that the Colonial Office cannot approve Sir David Bruce's request to attend the International Medical Congress. Describes the importance of Bruce's directing the big game enclosure experiment -- notes that the H M Government is being pressured by advocates of the destruction of wild game as a means of eliminating sleeping sickness -- that the government has for its part been pressuring the German Government to ratify the London Convention of 1900 on preserving big game -- that this awkward position makes it imperative that Sir Bruce be there to supervise the experiment. p64.
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